Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Womanish Man---Mobile, AL, October 6, 1862,

                     We often see men who have none of the strong qualities of their sex, and we call them weak and womanish, but a man was found here several days ago who bore every outward semblance of a woman, insomuch that it was difficult to determine whether to grant him a passport as a woman or man. Every feature of his face resembles that of a woman, and his skin is soft and downy to the touch that we find upon the "fair sex." His shape, form and hair all bear such striking resemblance to that of a woman that he is often thought to be a woman in disguise. In our neighboring city of Augusta, we are informed, he was arrested while in female apparel; and he even states that he has often, for motives of his own, passed himself off in various towns for a woman.

He is quite a curiosity in appearance, and would prove quite a fortune to any such a genius as Barnum
MOBILE REGISTER AND ADVERTISER, October 6, 1862, p. 2, c. 2

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